All are in the Tutor Campus Center (TCC) save for The Loudest Voice event


8:30AM – 9:00AM
check-in, coffee, pastries | TCC 232

9:00AM – 10:30AM
Don’t Have Time to Be Embarrassed!: Energies of Variety and Speed in Collaborative Poetry (Roundtable) | TCC 352
Rachel McLeod Kaminer (OTiS), Amy Lynn Orazio (OTiS), and Sierra-Nicole Qualles (OTiS)

10:30AM – 10:45AM
– break –

10:45AM – 12:15PM
Of Representation and Communication | TCC 351
Moderator: TBA
Myha Do (UC-Davis) – “‘[The Dagger] is not Chinese: it comes from a foreign land’: Female Writing as Commodity Exchange in Pu Songling’s ‘Twenty Years a Dream’”
Seong-Hoon Kim (Arizona State University) – “The Synergy of Native Unity: Red Power Newspapers, Native Poetry, and the Rise of Pan-Indigenous Politics”
Heather Rogers (San Francisco State University) – “The Shifting Nature of Communicable Experience In Literature and Learning”
Srinivas Venkata (USC) – “Revising Cultural Nationalism: Satire and Modernization in An Béal Bocht

Power through Poesis: Reforming Bodies, Navigating Force, (re)Claiming the Particulate (Roundtable) | TCC 352
Harold Abramowitz (Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science), Amanda Ackerman, Eireene Nealand (UC-Santa Cruz), and Andrea Quaid (UC-Santa Cruz)

12:15PM – 1:15PM
– lunch provided – | TCC 232

1:15PM – 2:30PM
Critical Plenary by URSULA K. HEISE – “Terraforming for Beginners” | TCC Rosen Family Screening Theatre
Introduction by Devin Griffiths

2:30PM – 4:00PM
Dangerous Energies | TCC 352
Moderator: TBA
Sami Atassi (University of Houston) – “Delusory Decolonization in a Syrian-American’s Mind”
Emily Kiernan – “Iambic on Death”
Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal – “This is the ENDD: Psychological Drives and Advertising after the Electronic Nicotine Delivery Device” 

Energies that Enforce | TCC 351
Moderator: TBA
Diego Costa (USC) – “Cruising For The Sake of Cruising: Barebacking as a Normative Drive”
Efren Lopez (UCLA) – “Shame Narration: The Social-Emotional Order and Micro-Rebellion in Henry James’s Daisy Miller
Kimberly Volmer (Northern Illinois University) – “Transformation and the Domestic Quest Narrative in Toni Morrison’s Paradise

4:00PM – 4:15PM
– break –

4:15PM – 5:45PM
Otherworldly Energies | TCC 351
Moderator: TBA
Anthony Camara (UCLA) – “Generalized Thermo-Demonics: Evil as an Energetic Process in Weird Horror Fiction”
Jessica Madison (UC-Santa Cruz) – “The Yellow and the Black: Religious Dualism in Mongolia”
Christine Peterson (New Mexico State University) – “Chain Letters and Prayers: How Praying the Rosary Is Equated to Good-Luck Superstition within Popular Culture”

6:00PM – 7:00PM
– dinner on your own –

The Loudest Voice Reading Series | University Religious Center Courtyard
Robin Coste Lewis, Ashley Farmer, Sandra Lim, Chris Muñiz, and Stacy Gnall


9:00AM – 11:00AM
Morning on your own! Enjoy some of the local sights: The Exposition Rose Garden, the California Science Center, and the Natural History Museum are all located on the south end of campus.

11:00AM – 11:15AM
arrive, check in | TCC 302

11:30AM – 1:00PM
Connect/Disconnect | TCC 352
Moderator: TBA
Michelle Brittan (USC) – “The Energy Left Over: Poems on Broken Connections between Self and Other”
Kim Calder (UCLA) – “Stevens’ ‘Supreme Fiction’ and More-than-Human Poetics”
Dominiqua Dickey (University of Mississippi) – “Now or Never”

Power, Decay, Entropy | TCC 351
Moderator: TBA
Mark Russell Gallagher (UCLA) – “Death, Decay, and Spiritual Entropy in the Poetry of Anne Bradstreet”
Susie Hatmaker (University of Minnesota) – “On Mattering: The Coal Ash Flood and a Performance of Power’s Value”
Robert Johnson (National University) – “Embodying Carbon: Fossil Fuels, Trauma, and the Modern Body”
Andrew Kalaidijan (UC-Santa Barbara) – “Negative Entropy: Energy, Consumption and Order”

1:00PM  – 2:00PM
– lunch provided – | TCC 302

2:00PM – 3:15PM
Creative Plenary by ROXANE GAY | TCC Rosen Family Screening Room
Introduction by Dana Johnson

3:15PM – 4:45PM
Space in the Self, the Self in Space | TCC 351
Moderator: TBA
Jennifer Leeds (Washington State University) – “Navigating Liminal Spaces: Motherhood, Disability, and Identity in Lucy Grealy’s Autobiography of a Face
Meagan Alene O’Reilly (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo) – “John Donne, Experience Extremist: How the Soul Feels Divine Energy through the Body in Holy Sonnets XIV and XIX”
Vanessa Ovalle (USC) – “Sor Juana’s ‘Primero sueño’: The Sleeping Cyborg”

The Poetic Self in Flux | TCC 352
Moderator: TBA
Todd Fredson (USC) – “The Ecology of Self in Sherwin Bitsui’s Flood Song
Garin Hay (Mills College) – “‘System Impossible in Time’: Affect and Epistemology in Susan Howe’s Articulation of Sound Forms in Time
Katherine Schmid Henson (Millikin University) – “Brenda Shaughnessy, Olena Kalytiak Davis, and the Post-Confessional Exploding ‘I’ in Contemporary Poetry”

4:45PM – 5:00PM
– break –

5:00PM – 6:00PM
Special Screening: “Blur + Sharpen” (Film presentation) | TCC Rosen Family Screening Room
Holly Willis (USC) and Steve Anderson



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